Marin County – Suspected Burglar found in Fairfax attic

City of Fairfax police officers found 35 year old Henrik Carl Schmidt hiding in the attic of a home on Kent avenue on Wednesday morning. Police went to check on the home after receiving a call from a woman indicating that her keys and address information had been taken from her purse.

When the officers arrived at the home they found an open window on the second floor. They then contacted the home owner who confirmed that no one should be in the house and that she had closed all windows prior to leaving for work. Officers then entered the house and saw that it had been ransacked. After conducting a search they found Mr. Schmidt and a bag full of items in the attic.

Mr. Schmidt was arrested and taken to Marin General Hospital for asthma related treatment. His case report will now be turned over the the District Attorney and he is to appear in court for an arraignment on Thursday. Mr. Schmidt could be charged with 1st degree residential burglary in violation of Penal Code section 459/460. First degree burglary is a felony punishable by up to six year in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

If you are arrested on suspicion of burglary in Fairfax, San Rafael, Contra Costa County or San Francisco, call an experienced aggressive criminal defense attorney for help.

For more information about burglary or other theft related charges in Marin County, Vallejo and throughout the Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Marin County criminal defense attorney John Stanko at 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.